Calendar Cakes Challenge - June 2012I thought I'd kick off (see what I did there....) the Calendar Cakes Challenge as England's first match is on Monday. I decided to make an orange flavoured stadium bundt cake. I chose orange as segments were traditionally dished out at half time. I have no doubt that it's something terribly scientific these days...
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I made this cake in a special tin, but any ring or bundt tin would do (just amend the cooking times - see recipe). It's a large mix, so opt for a big tin if you have one. Alternatively, fit it into whatever you have and pop the rest into mini moulds or cupcakes.
Orange Bundt Cake
- 340g unsalted butter - softened
- 675g golden caster sugar
- 5 medium eggs
- 540g plain flour
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 225ml full fat milk
- 60ml orange juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- Grated rind of 2 medium oranges
- Sweets to decorate
- Grease and flour a 10 inch ring or bundt tin (don't worry too much about size - see cooking times)
- Preheat the oven to gas 3/160 C.
- Soften the butter by mixing for a few minutes until pale.
- Add the sugar slowly, and beat until pale and fluffy.
- Add the eggs, one by one on a slow speed. Beat until well incorporated.
- Sift the flour, cream of tartar, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
- Measure the milk, orange juice, extracts and rind into a jug - give it a quick stir!
- Alternately, fold the flour and milk mixes to the main mix - starting and ending with flour.
- Give the whole thing a mix on a medium speed for about 20 seconds, just to make sure everything is well incorporated.
- Pour the mixture into your prepared tin.
- Note: If you're using a decorative tin like I did, make sure you push the mixture into all the detailed parts of the tin. Only fill the tin 3/4 full, as this one rises quite a bit!
- If you managed to fit all the mix into your tin without over filling, it will take about an hour and a half to bake. My tin was a bit smaller, so mine took about an hour and 15 minutes. I also made some mini bundts, which took about 35 minutes.
- Note: You'll know yours is done when it looks golden brown, a skewer comes out clean and the cake is shrinking away from the sides of the tin slightly.
- Let it cool in the tin for ten minutes before turning out.
- Now let it cool completely before decorating. If you have used a plain tin, just a dusting of icing sugar would be nice.
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